This short course introduces participants to creativity and innovation within the discipline of business and management.
This course introduces participants to an exploration of creativity and innovation within the discipline of business and management. The changing understanding of creativity is explored as well as personal approaches to creative problem-solving. The broad nature of innovation is examined especially in terms of organisational culture/climate and new business models. The role of innovation in gaining strategic advantage is introduced.
This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201718/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13809
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About this course
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This short course introduces participants to creativity and innovation within the discipline of business and management. The changing understanding of creativity is explored as well as personal approaches to creativity. The broad nature of innovation is examined – especially in terms of organisational culture/climate and new business models. The role of innovation in gaining strategic advantage is introduced.
'Creativity is a driver for innovation and a key factor for the development of personal, occupational, entrepreneurial and social competences and the well-being of all individuals in society.’ (European Year of Creativity and Innovation, 2009). In 2008, the European
Parliament concluded that Europe needed to boost its capacity for Creativity and Innovation for both social and economic reasons. In particular, the need was identified for skills and competences that enable people to embrace change as an opportunity and to be open to new ideas that promote innovation and active participation in a knowledge-based society – a theme central to the Northern Ireland Innovation Strategy for 2014-2025.
Linked programmesMSc Business Development and Innovation, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development
100% Coursework – 3000 to 5000 word written report linked to a particular organisational or sector context. This will involve an exploration of context, theory, research and reflection. Assignments must reflect participant organisations or selected organisations and demonstrate the applicability of the theories, frameworks and discussions to specific settings.
This course requires attendance on three consecutive days from 9.15am to 5pm on 7, 8 and 9 March 2018 with a follow-up half-day session on 14 March 2018 from 9.15am to 12.15pm.
Any undergraduate degree (2nd class honours and above).
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).
Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.
Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/177404/Other-english-language-tests-and-qualifications-2017.pdf
International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/visa-immigration
- 7 March 2018
Fees and funding
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- Northern Ireland & EU:
- England, Scotland & Wales:
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Scholarships, awards and prizes
Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk
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